Covid policy

Royal Carribean's COVID Policy -- We strongly recommend that all guests 12 years of age and older be fully vaccinated before sailing. We will ask, but not require, that fully vaccinated guests provide documentation of vaccination before boarding (for example, a U.S. CDC vaccination card). A guest who cannot provide documentation of vaccination will be considered unvaccinated and must adhere to additional health protocols and undergo COVID-19 testing. Unvaccinated guests 12 and older will be responsible for covering the fees associated with these tests.

Basically, according to Florida law, they can't require that the cruiser show proof of vaccination. But, according to the cruiseline, if they don't show proof of vaccination, they have to follow CDC guidelines. Basically, it means that they should wear a mask when in public areas. To be fair, the cruise lines are between a rock and a hard place, but this is very close to separating the "good" citizens from the "bad" citizens. This is a very bad precedent. It's not a big step from separating the good Germans from the bad Jews. Either require that all guests and crew members be vaccinated or don't. You can't serve both groups at the same time.

7 Answers

It will be interesting to see how this plays out!

They even seem to have the same view on families who are vaccinated traveling with unvaccinated children. I'm travelling with my 9 year old niece, who, for obvious reasons, is ineligible for the vaccine. However, all adults in the party are vaccinated and can provide the CDC card. Yet, there's rumors that we may be treated as "unvaccinated" even though we're vaccinated.

Please don't misunderstand me, we will follow whatever protocols are set forth by RC.

Royal is playing hardball here, in my opinion.

It looks like they are setting the stage for some type of weird vaxxed vs unvaxxed scenarios onboard.

I just hope it doesn't turn out like those situations on planes with people causing scenes and being thrown off the plane because of masks.

It seems Royal's policy is more motivated by money than passenger safety. Otherwise, just sail with vaccinated passengers. Sigh, well we'll just have to wait and see.

Peace, and have safe holiday this weekend! Big Smile

"Not a big step from separating the good Germans from the bad Jews..." I know where that came from. Even the looney toons whack job pols had to back off that one. Just love the internet. How many times does it have to be repeated that without a verifiable way to PROVE you've been jabbed, none of it means anything. And now, in two states, you don't have to PROVE anything. You could tattoo your so-called shot card on your forehead and they can't even look at it. Honor system..........riiiiight.....

It will change again soon anyway. Our next cruise is January. Rules will probably be different by then.

It is interesting the opinions that are on vaccinations in 2021. It has not been that many years since you had a choice of getting certain vaccinations and go on vacation to that special place or don't and not go - and no discussion allowed (no internet then). One thing the internet has done is make a lot of disinformation, "gospel", and having a flaky CDC that spread disinformation/information randomly did not help. Too bad everyone can not spend time in ER at their local hospital and see first hand what is going on instead of depending on "a friend of a friend's friend", the internet, and word of mouth. NOTE : This is not to say to use caution, but do due diligence and good sources (and the Federal Gov is not a good source in and by its self) NOTE 2 : No, I am not a medic, I am just a volunteer and get see, read, and hear a lot.

Seems like an experiment. Hope all goes well


* is not a booking agent or travel agency, and does not charge any service fees to users of our site. Our partners (travel agencies and cruise lines) provide prices, which we list for our users' convenience. does not guarantee any specific rates or prices. While prices are updated daily, please check with the booking site for the exact amount. is not responsible for content on external web sites.